News Using nvidia drivers from rpmfusion, GeForce GT 610

The system:

➜  ~ neofetch 
          /:-------------:\          mando@fedora 
       :-------------------::        ------------ 
     :-----------/shhOHbmp---:\      OS: Fedora 33 (Workstation Edition) x86_64 
   /-----------omMMMNNNMMD  ---:     Kernel: 5.9.16-200.fc33.x86_64 
  :-----------sMMMMNMNMP.    ---:    Uptime: 21 mins 
 :-----------:MMMdP-------    ---\   Packages: 1888 (rpm), 16 (flatpak) 
,------------:MMMd--------    ---:   Shell: zsh 5.8 
:------------:MMMd-------    .---:   Resolution: 1920x1080 
:----    oNMMMMMMMMMNho     .----:   DE: GNOME 3.38.2 
:--     .+shhhMMMmhhy++   .------/   WM: Mutter 
:-    -------:MMMd--------------:    WM Theme: Adwaita 
:-   --------/MMMd-------------;     Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3] 
:-    ------/hMMMy------------:      Icons: Adwaita [GTK2/3] 
:-- :dMNdhhdNMMNo------------;       Terminal: gnome-terminal 
:---:sdNMMMMNds:------------:        CPU: Intel i5-4430 (4) @ 3.200GHz 
:------:://:-------------::          GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 
:---------------------://            Memory: 2178MiB / 15796MiB

Hello pals, if you are new installing fedora-33 and you want to install nvidia drivers, one options is use the RPM-fusion repository. If you have an old GPU like me you could have certain problems:

  • Nvidia kernel module missing falling back to nouveau
  • Selecting a suitable Kernel
  • Selecting a suitable nvidia driver version

Currently I have tested and have this information about nvidia driver working:

  • GPU
    • GeForce GT 610 (release may 15, 2012)
  • Kernel
    • 5.8.15
    • 5.9.16
  • Driver
    • xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-390xx
    • xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-340xx in fedora 32

How list available nvidia drivers

dnf list xorg-x11-drv-nvidia\*

How check your currently kernel

uname -r

Remember to remove the kernels that not work with nvidia driver, pay attention to not remove the driver itself. For example to remove kernel 5.9.15, first reboot and use the last kernel that woork with nvidia driver and run the following command.

sudo dnf remove kernel-core-5.9.15
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